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Engaging the services of Utility Locating Company for your next Excavation project
By: Sure Search
Why you should Contact a Utility locating service before you dig
• To prevent the risk of loss of lives and properties
There are numerous reports of accidents/disasters that were a result of hitting an underground utility while digging. Utility lines like gas pipes, electric cable lines, chemical lines, etc. are very catastrophic when they are hit. Most utility lines are underground because of their volatile and destructive nature in the event of an accident.
• They are more efficient and accurate compared to utility maps
Utility locating service uses ultra-modern tools and high-tech equipment, like electromagnetic radars, GPS sensors, etc. to locate these underground utilities. This modern equipment has high accuracies and will not only detect a utility line but will also tell the material it is made of.
• Saves you a lot of cost in damages
If you destroy a utility line out of negligence (not consulting with a utility locator), the regulating body will slam you with heavy penalties, plus further sanctions. It will affect the budget of your project, and you will find yourself incurring avoidable costs.
• You are not liable to damages while digging
Any work injury, destruction to other properties during the digging operation won't be your fault, but as a result of the digging/utility locating company. By engaging a locating company, you will not be liable for any damages during the project.
• Saves you and your local community from discomfort
If you destroy a gas line, or a water line, or any other line that supplies basic amenities to your community, who suffers it more, the government or the community? Also, destroying such lines will not make you popular among the people, and they will loathe you for the discomfort of cutting their supply lines.
It is always more cost-effective to engage the service of a utility locating company; for example, a man who accidentally strikes a gas utility pipe while digging for a swimming pool in his property. The resulting catastrophe will place people at risk and injure a lot more. How does one ever replace this kind of loss?
So, before you dig, consult with a utility locating (https://suresearch.com.au/
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